Molly Stevenson rather expected her new job at Crabapple Yarns to be deadly boring... but somehow she just didn't expect the "deadly" part to be quite so literal. After all, what could possibly be more sweet and innocent than a yarn store and a bunch of ladies knitting?
As a librarian, by trade and by nature, Molly really ought to have known better. And, worse, she broke the first rule of librarianship - never, ever judge a book by its cover. Sadly, some of us have to learn the hard way. Perhaps that is why Molly didn't exist long as Assistant Librarian at Springgate Library.
The new job at Crabapple Yarns seemed like the only sensible thing to do at the time - until she could find something better of course.
But, working at a yarn store really didn't fit into her Life Plan.
She never expected to become a knitter.
Molly never expected her sweet little boss to be hiding the fact that she was receiving threats.
She never expected to discover a Knitting Fairy.
And, she most certainly never expected a Knitting Fairy to try to kill her either.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I enjoyed this fun, light knitting mystery. Nice light reading if you like to read at bedtime. When I read in bed, I don't like scary, gorey or violent stuff. At first I couldn't figure out who the Knitting Fairy was but before the end, I got it.
Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers Favorite "The Knitting Fairy: A Crabapple Yarns Mystery" by Jaime Marsman is a whimsical, funny mystery that any one who has ever knitted anything or thought about knitting anything or might want to try knitting will find a great book. We first meet Molly Stevenson at the local library where she works as an assistant librarian. When a woman (Molly immediately dubs her in her mind as Mother Goose) brings back a very, very long overdue book, Molly doesn’t want to charge her the large amount of late fees due and hides the book. This causes Molly a problem with Mrs. Goldmyer, the head librarian, who immediately fires her. While Molly is sitting under her favorite tree wondering what to do now, Mother Goose happens by and they begin talking. When Mother Goose, really known as Carolyn, hears what happened she immediately takes Molly under her wing and offers her a job at her store, Crabapple Yarns. Molly knows nothing about knitting but Caroline doesn’t care and gradually teaches her to love to knit. When strange things begin to happen suddenly to the group of knitters that spend a lot of time in the cozy knit shop, they jokingly decide there must be a knitting fairy messing around with their projects. Unfortunately, things quickly start to get scary with break-ins, kidnapping and threatening phone calls and it becomes up to Molly and her new friends to follow the crooked path and find the answers and the very real knitting fairy. Jaime Marsman has written a delightful, funny mystery. All knitters will enjoy reading this and all non-knitters will suddenly find themselves heading to the nearest yarn store for instructions. This book had me instantly hooked from the dedication page to the final surprise ending. It grabbed and kept my attention to the very last page with warm and fuzzy characters and some that I was not too fond of. I read this book really fast and was sorry to see it end. I am looking forward to reading more of Jamie Marsman.